Soccer fans unite: MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI), a leading global money transfer and payment services company, is collaborating once again with FC Dallas to host the 2014 FC Dallas MoneyGram Nations Cup Tournament which draws more than 300 top amateur players from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Fans will not want to miss the free World Cup-style games which run May 31 through June 1 at Frisco’s Toyota Soccer Center.
“We believe soccer unites nations and neighborhoods around the world. MoneyGram is proud to support a sport that brings people closer together just like our money transfer services, which provide funds to family and friends in more than 200 countries,” said Hal Gronfein, vice president of Marketing at MoneyGram. “The Nations Cup Tournament is an extension of our efforts to reach out to our local community, and it promises to be a showcase of great soccer.”
The center will be filled with fanfare and excitement as local players representing 16 countries compete: U.S., Albania, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ghana, Mexico, Morocco, Columbia, Afghanistan, Cameroon, South Korea, Nigeria, Gambia, Iran, Argentina and Sierra Leone.
Teams will be divided into four groups and compete in a round-robin tournament format, with the two winning teams of each group advancing to a second round of direct-elimination games.The champion will be crowned during half-time of the FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids game on June 7 th at 7:30 pm at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. The family friendly event also promises a range of activities for players and spectators including soccer drills, face painting, live raffles, food trucks and more. Find a game schedule and more information at moneygramnationscup.com. About MoneyGram International, Inc. MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide through a global network of 339,000 agent locations - including retailers, international post offices and financial institutions - in more than 200 countries and territories. MoneyGram also offers bill payment services in the U.S. and Canada.